Declare Your Independence from your old version of dBASE!

As we celebrate Independence Day in the United States, we’re offering you the opportunity to free yourself from your old version of dBASE! Starting Monday June 24th starting at 12:00AM EDT, you can save:

Twenty percent (20%) on the dBASE PLUS 8 with ADO Full Edition*
Ten percent (10%) on the dBASE PLUS 8 with ADO Upgrade Edition*.

In addition, if you need the CLASSIC™ dBASE products including dbDOS™ and dBASE CLASSIC™ there is no better time to purchase, than NOW!.

• Get the dBASE CLASSIC Bundle with CD and Doc* for an incredible $199.99 USD
• Get the dBASE CLASSIC Bundle* for $159.99 USD during this summer classic sale.

Just use the promotional code “dFREEDOM” when you check out to take advantage of this sale*.

For more information about dBASE™ PLUS 8 with ADO, or to purchase any of our products, visit us at http://www.dbase.com or call (607) 729-0960.

Thank you for your continued support of dBase!

*Discounted prices are available only for purchases made starting at 12:00AM EDT on Monday June 24th 2013 and ending on Sunday July 7th 2013 at 11:59PM EDT.

 

 

 

dBase Launches dBaseDATA.com for On-Demand, Hassle-Free Data

dBase, LLC today introduced dBaseDATA™, an online service that provides access to a wide variety of trusted datasets that have been produced by some of the world’s leading organizations, governments and statistical data warehouses. dBaseDATA provides data that is timely and essential to give organizations a more complete data landscape, and ultimately make more informed business decisions.

Businesses need current data in formats they can consume. dBase has built a revolutionary system for obtaining publically available data, analyzing it, categorizing it and then producing it in the most needed formats, including SQLLite, DBF and XLS. Other formats may be added based on customer need.

Today the term big data means a lot of different things. Regardless of the definition, the underlying challenge isn’t that organizations have too much or too little data, it’s that they don’t have complete data, which makes it difficult to leverage the data in ways that can positively impact their business,” said Mike Rozlog, president and CEO of dBase, LLC. “With dBaseDATA we’re filling in the blanks. The new service enables organizations to easily augment their existing data landscape, and turn this combined data into actionable information. This gives organizations a more complete information chain to make contextual, critical decisions in a timely manner.

In most cases, looking for data, determining if the data is relevant and then transforming the data into a useful format takes days, if not weeks, of work for one or more people. dBaseDATA can help turn data into actionable information in hours or minutes. dBaseDATA datasets can be leveraged in three primary ways:

  • Augmentation – In this instance, the dataset is uploaded and inserted into existing databases and used alongside existing information to enhance queries.
  • Research – A timely research effort may require additional data to make a key decision clearer. In such instances, the user may need to know something that one particular dataset contains, either as a straight lookup value or derived as a calculated value.
  • Lookup – In addition to enhanced research and analysis, sometimes options must be presented to the users who access the applications and solutions already created. This could be by adding depth, relative information or by shortening the time a user takes to input data by providing more meaningful drop-down values.

dBaseDATA is an integral part of the dBase strategy of being the Base™ for all things data. dBaseDATA defines a new area in data and database management with the introduction of data augmentation – on-demand, hassle-free data, when it’s needed and how it’s needed.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing per dataset ranges from $9.95 to $499, depending on the size and complexity of the dataset. Current datasets offered include financial, demographic, population, crime and lookup data. Additional datasets will be added frequently. dBase can also create custom datasets. For more information or to search available datasets, visit www.dbasedata.com.

dBase, LLC Unveils New Version of Legendary dBASE Database Management System

dBase, LLC today announced dBASE PLUS 8, the latest version of the legendary dBASE™ database management system. Recognized as the world’s first widely used desktop data management system, dBASE remains one of the most popular software titles. The new dBASE PLUS 8 version offers users a variety of new features to increase user productivity, including Microsoft Windows® 8 compatibility, ADO connectivity and a more modern user interface.

Additional key features of dBASE PLUS 8 include:

  • The addition of Windows 8 and Server 2012 platforms to ensure dBASE applications continue running on the latest operating systems
  • Expanded connectivity with ADO support which offers integration through a series of custom components, connections and UDL support
  • A new user interface design that includes stylish application themes within the tool, along with a series of new Glyfx icons and graphics, backgrounds and textures
  • Enhanced developer features with support for callbacks and the ability to perform high precision math
  • A redesigned SQL builder to construct more complex SQL statements using drag and drop interaction
  • Several new ActiveX components that extend ADO connectivity
  • Enhanced project navigation, a new project explorer and a revised help system to increase speed and efficiency

Since its inception, the dBASE brand has always been about making the task of working with data easier for everyone to understand,” said Mike Rozlog, president, and CEO of dBase, LLC. “Our goal with this release was to further deliver on that premise by listening to our customers’ needs and implementing new functionality that directly addresses their current pain points.

Created in 1981, dBASE is still used by millions of software developers and others in Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies worldwide. dBase, LLC was created in 2012 by a group of investors, experienced technology leaders and former employees of dataBased Intelligence, Inc. (dBI), a privately-held company that had been the legal heir to the dBASE database management system. As guardian of the dBASE brand, dBase, LLC is committed to revitalizing its flagship product while also delivering a new generation of data solutions to help small- and medium-sized businesses, work teams and individuals transform data into actionable information.

Pricing and Availability

The price for dBASE PLUS 8 is $399 for new users and $299 to upgrade from existing dBASE products. The Personal edition without ADO support is $199. The new version of dBASE continues to support forward compatibility features, including dBASE, Paradox, and other data sources, the advanced runtime features, and the ability to package the product with the updated Project Manager.

dBase, LLC announces strategic partnership with glyFX

Today, dBase, LLC CEO Mike Rozlog and Managing Director of glyFX Matt Price, announced the signing of their global strategic partnership agreement for all data developers, analysts, and key decision makers that utilize any of dBase, LLC’s products. This partnership will greatly enhance the build quality and adoption of solutions currently under development.

glyFX is the provider of high quality professional graphics including images for cutting-edge user interface design. Their toolbar and icon graphic sets will be available for dBase customers to use with the upcoming major release of dBASE. These graphics will help users create or update existing applications with a professional and modern user interface.

This is the first step in our commitment to evolve and improve the dBASE product line,” said Mike Rozlog CEO of dBASE. “dBASE will be going through an evolution over the coming months and years, and a modernization to the look and feel is only the beginning. We believe that glyFX is a key provider of great looking graphics and those graphics can be used by our customers as well as by ourselves.

glyFX are proud to be assisting a well known and trusted brand like dBase, and we look forward to helping dBase and its customers enhance the user interface for their software solutions, making their software easier to use and improving the end user experience,” Matt Price, Managing Director of glyFX commented. “We have a wide variety of stock products that can quickly inserted into these solutions but we are also available for customized solutions if dBase users require these services”.

By combining both leading data analysis and solutions with professionally crafted graphics, our users and customers will be getting a better experience using both products together. In addition, glyFX has additional graphics sets available for our customers to take advantage of to make their applications really look great.

Year End Inventory Reduction Sale at dBase

It is the perfect time of the year to stop by store.dbase.com and take advantage of deep discounts during our Year-end Inventory Reduction Sale! Everything in the store is 25-50% off the regular price!

Say Yes and Save this Year End

Until the end of this year, starting Wednesday, December 26th 2012 at 12:00AM EST, you can save 25% on all dBase products*. That’s 25% off dBASE PLUS, dbDOS, dBASE CLASSIC, and even online Training. As for any physical items in your order like Books, Manuals and CDs , you can take an additional 25% off. That is 50% off all Books, Manuals and CDs. Just use the promotional code “YEAREND” when you check out to take advantage of this one-time sale*.

*Discounted prices are available only for purchases made starting Wednesday December 26th 2012 at 12:00AM EST ending on Monday December 31st 2012 at 11:59PM EST.

Apprentice Program for dBASE CLASSIC for you and a colleague

Keeping your investment in dBASE CLASSIC up and running is just as important to us here at dBase, LLC as it is to you. That is why we are extending our year-end apprentice promotion to users of dBASE CLASSIC.

By naming a second individual, you will both be able to attend not one, but two of our training seminars. Our goal is to help you expand your company’s dBASE expertise and protect your investment in your dBASE applications that you depend on every day.

For any purchase of dBASE CLASSIC Bundle, made between November 1st 2012, and December 31st 2012, we will include two seats in our successful online training seminar “Working with dbDOS”. Additionally, we will include two seats to our newly introduced training seminar “Migrating your dBASE programs to dBASE PLUS 2.8”. With each purchase, you will receive two invitations to each of these classes.

dBASE CLASSIC™ and dbDOS™ have been wonderful additions to the dBase line of products,” said Mike Rozlog, CEO of dBase. “The new dBASE CLASSIC™ Apprentice Program helps ensure companies continuity going forward with this tried and true technology. It also offers these same companies a glimpse of what can be accomplished with the latest dBASE development products by showing how easy it is to migrate those older products to the newer foundation, thus ensuring even a longer runway with the dBASE technology.

This is a great opportunity to show one of your colleagues how to utilize dBASE in order to create powerful applications that can help your business thrive in today’s difficult economy.

There will be a single date in January 2013 with two different time options to take the “Working with dbDOS” seminar.

The date is set for January 23rd from 1:00 pm EST to 2:00 pm EST (GMT -5) or later that same day from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST (GMT -5). All four seminars will be presented in English.

There will be a single date in January 2013 with two different time options to take the “Migrating your dBASE programs to dBASE Plus 2.8“.

The first seminar is set for January 24th from 1:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST (GMT -5) or later that same day from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am EST (GMT -5). Both seminars will be presented in English.

Apprentice Program for dBASE Plus 2.8 for you and a colleague

Here at dBase, LLC we realize that many dBASE solutions have been for the most part owned and operated by just a handful of talented individuals. There are times when the person responsible for maintaining the dBASE application is not available. And it always seems to be at those times, when their support is needed most.

That is why for the rest of this calendar year, we are extending our training offer to include a second individual. By naming a second individual, you will both be able to attend not one, but two of our training seminars. Our goal is to help you expand your company’s dBASE expertise and protect your investment in your dBASE applications that you depend on every day.

For any purchase of dBASE PLUS 2.8, Full or Upgrade made between November 1st 2012, and December 31st 2012, we will include two seats in our successful online training seminar “Working with dBASE”. Additionally, we will include two seats to our newly introduced training seminar “Migrating your dBASE programs to dBASE PLUS 2.8”. With each purchase, you will receive two invitations to each of these classes.

The new apprentice program just makes good business sense,” said Mike Rozlog, CEO of dBase. “I think this is a great way to get more people involved with dBASE and its great technology and at no additional cost. In addition, this will help many small businesses and individuals have the needed technology backup ready to go when the need arises.

This is a great opportunity to show one of your colleagues how to utilize dBASE in order to create powerful applications that can help your business thrive in today’s difficult economy.

There will be two different date options to take the “Working with dBASE” seminar. Each date will offer two different time options to better accommodate worldwide participation.

  • The first date is set for December 6th with the seminar from 1:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST (GMT -5) or later that same day from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am EST (GMT -5).
  • The second date is set for January 8th from 1:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST (GMT -5) or later that same day from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am EST (GMT -5). All four seminars will be presented in English.

There will be a single date in January 2013 with two different time options to take the “Migrating your dBASE programs to dBASE Plus 2.8“.

  • The first seminar is set for January 10th from 1:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST (GMT -5) or later that same day from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am EST (GMT -5). Both seminars will be presented in English.

Migrating your dBASE™ programs to dBASE™ Plus 2.8

With the introduction of dbDOS earlier this year, and the reintroduction of dBASE CLASSIC™, we are proving that here at dBase, LLC, we are committed to keep your dBASE™ programs up and running well into the future.

That being said, many of our customers are still very much interested in learning how to migrate their dBASE programs to the current dBASE Plus 2.8 in order to take advantage of the latest technology enhancements, as well as ensure that their programs are better positioned to withstand the test of time. Today dBase, LLC (dBase) is happy to announce a new training class for dBASE, Migrating your dBASE programs to dBASE Plus 2.8.

It is amazing, the number of dBASE customers located around the world that are on DOS based products, and this class is designed to help them move to a later platform”, said Mike Rozlog CEO of dBase. “This continues our commitment to the entire dBASE community by helping customers that want to stay with DOS by using dbDOS™, and those customers that want to modernize their applications from the DOS era but just don’t know how to.

The new Migrating your dBASE programs to dBASE Plus 2.8 training course will be 60 minutes in length, and will cover the following topics:

  • dBASE III+, and IV (1.0, 1.5, and 2.0) migration to dBASE CLASSIC
  • Migrating a project from dBASE CLASSIC to dBASE for Windows
  • Updating the program to run in dBASE Plus 2.8

The introductory cost of this new training seminar will be $99.00 USD for a single one-hour session. Following your purchase, you will receive a private invitation to attend one of the January 10th sessions, either at 1:00 PM EST or 10:00 PM EST. The invitation will include details on how to participate.

dbDOS™ Training is now available!

Today dBase, LLC (dBase) is proud to announce a brand new training class for dbDOS™. Response to dbDOS™ has been great. With the help of this training course, you will be able keep your original investment in dBASE™ up and running on the latest hardware.

The dbDOS™ product is an important new component for the dBASE community”, said Mike Rozlog CEO of dBase. “Most of our surveys around the community show that around 50% of the dBASE community is still using some form of DOS based dBASE, so this product is essential in many of our users lives. Plus, the product has matured very fast and is the easiest way for DOS users to continue using their DOS based software.

The latest version of dbDOS™ builds on the prior releases by adding new memory management and bring the RAW print feature out of beta. Now, it is possible to print reports from dBASE for DOS, just like it did back in the 80’s and 90’s

The new Working with dbDOS™ training course will be 60 minutes in length and will cover the following topics:

  • Architecture Overview
  • Installation and Setup
  • Using Mounted Drives
  • Program and Directory Configuration
  • Interpreted Printing
  • RAW Printing
  • Advanced Configurations

The cost of this training seminar will be $99.00 USD for a single one-hour session. Following your purchase, you will receive a private invitation to attend one of the November 7th sessions, either at 1:00 PM EST or 10:00 PM EST. The invitation will include details on how to participate.

Between October 1st 2012 and October 31st 2012, any purchase the dBASE CLASSIC™ Bundle will include this training seminar (a $99 value) as part of your purchase*.

Also between October 1st 2012 and October 31st 2012, you can take advantage of the dBASE CLASSIC Anniversary Pricing when purchasing the dBASE CLASSIC™ Bundle for $178.00 USD. That is a $297.00 USD value for only $178.00 USD, a 59% savings when you take advantage of this promotion*.

For individuals that have already purchased dbDOS™, this class can be purchased separately.

Thanks for your continued support of dBase!

Michael J. Rozlog
President and Chief Executive Officer
dBase, LLC

*Sale price is available only for purchases during the month of October 2012.

UPDATE: To clarify, until October 31st 2012 all three products combined in one bundle, dBASE CLASSIC, dbDOS, and dbDOS TRAINING, is a $297.00 USD value for only $178.00 USD.

dbDOS™ Prints Like It’s 1989

Who would have thought that it would be printer specific escape characters of printed documents that would elude us so some twenty years later? We have just recently resolved an issue related to printing reports from dBASE and could not wait to share it with you. In the latest edition of dbDOS™ we have printing working the way it did back in the day! If you are printing reports that use the PICA or 10 Characters Per-Inch (CPI) then dbDOS™ 1.5.1 is your solution.

“dbDOS™ enables our existing dBASE DOS customers to continue using their great software”, said Mike Rozlog CEO of dBase, LLC. “The biggest issue we have been trying to fix for our customers is the print functionality on new hardware. Now, with dbDOS™ 1.5.1, we finally have a solution that appears to work across a wide range of hardware setups.”

The most common print format in dBASE for DOS products was PICA. This was the general use approach for many people generating reports. The new upgrade makes print PICA based reports as simple as printing the normal way. dBASE also supported two additional print types – Elite 12 CPI, and Condensed 16 CPI. These report types are supported through the use of the dbDOS™ feature “Interpreted printing”, where the user can change the font, font size, and use the Windows® Printer driver with settings like “Fit to Page.”

dbDOS™ 1.5.1 is the most comprehensive solution for using DOS based software on the latest and greatest hardware and Windows operating systems regardless if the OS is based on 32 bit or 64 bit environments.

dbDOS™ 1.5.1 is an exciting upgrade for customers already using older dBASE for DOS products because now they have the ability to print on the latest hardware and software from Microsoft. It is also an excellent opportunity for users of dBASE III and IV for DOS to upgrade to the dBASE CLASSIC™ product currently on SALE right now for just $79 USD! The dBASE CLASSIC™ product is based on dBASE V (5.0) for DOS and can be bundled with dbDOS at a special price of $179 USD.

dbDOS™ 1.5.1 is sold separately is currently available for $99 USD.

*Sale price is available only for purchases during the month of October 2012.